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Memory Eternal of Constantine Z. Efthimiou

November 25, 2020

NASHUA, NH – Constantine (Costas) Eftimiou of Nashua, NH passed away peacefully at home at the age of 89 surrounded by his loving family.

Costas was born on September 18, 1931 in Eptachori, Kastoria, Greece. He was the son of the late Zoe and the late Theodora (Nakos) Efthymiou of Eptachori, Kastoria, Greece, brother of the late Charalambos and his wife Sultana (Manos) Efthymiou of Nashua, NH and sister of the late Sophia (Efthymiou) and her late husband John Dellas of Athens, Greece.

He married the love of his life, Marietta (Mamfredas) Eftimiou, in 1957 and they raised their family in Nashua, NH. They happily celebrated their 63rd wedding anniversary earlier this year.

He immigrated to America at the age of 14 and was educated here. He graduated from high school in Detroit, MI, and then graduated from the Henry Ford Trade School in Dearborn, MI. He proudly served in the U.S. Army from 1954 to 1956 and achieved the rank of SP3. He then was honorably discharged to the U.S. Army Reserves and served in the Reserves until he was honorably discharged in 1962.

Through his education and military service, he mastered the skills that made possible a 37-year career as a precision tool and die machinist at Raytheon in Andover, MA. Costas was proud that he was granted Top Secret clearance which enabled him to work on key projects including the Patriot Missile System. Upon his retirement in 1993 he spent time traveling to Greece and Australia with his wife Marietta to visit family.

Costas’ biggest joy in life was his family. To be a husband, father, and pappou (grandfather) meant the world to him. He was always there to lend support to his children and grandchildren and show them how proud he was of them. He took his children on vacations to his beloved homeland of Greece to visit family. He always strove to instill in his children and grandchildren his love and pride for his native Greek heritage. He and his wife Marietta loved to entertain friends and family who couldn’t wait to devour his famous lamb shish kebob that was roasted on his own custom-made rotisserie machine.

Costas was a devout Greek Orthodox Christian and devoted parishioner of St. Philip Greek Orthodox Church in Nashua, NH where he spent countless hours volunteering his time and talents to the Church and the annual Food Fest. In 2003, he and his wife Marietta were chosen to receive the Boston Diocese Metropolis Ministry Award for their service to the Church community. He served as Vice President of the Parish Council at the Annunciation Church in Nashua, NH before it merged with St Nicholas Church to become St Philip Greek Orthodox Church.

He was also very active in several non-profit organizations.

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